Google releases a new Beta version today which shows a significant 30-35% speed improvement on the V8 and SunSpider benchmarks. Apart from the speed improvements, the latest Chrome, available on the Beta channel, also includes some new features.
Taken from the blog post:
Beta users can now synchronize not only bookmarks, but also browser preferences including themes, homepage and startup settings, web content settings, and language. By popular demand especially from avid Chrome extensions users, you can now install and use Chrome extensions while in incognito mode.
Under the hood, today’s release contains the goodness of some new HTML5 features, namely Geolocation APIs, App Cache, web sockets, and file drag-and-drop capabilities. Additionally, this is the first Chrome beta that features initial integration of the Adobe Flash Player plug-in with Chrome, so that you can browse a rich, dynamic web with added security and stability — you’ll automatically receive security and feature updates for Flash Player with Chrome’s auto-update mechanism.
Check out Chrome’s latest blog post on the new Chrome 5 beta release for more information about the new version.